London 2012: GB Paralympians facing new rivals

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The Independent Online

Great Britain's Paralympians can beat their Beijing Games total of 102 medals at London 2012, but will face stiff competition from all sides.

The Paralympics GB chief executive, Tim Hollingsworth, warned: "It is a very proud moment for other countries to compete at the home of the Paralympic Games. They're on it and want to compete... from every place there are nations coming through.

"The British swimming team in the European Championships finished second in the medal table to Ukraine – you wouldn't necessarily [have] put Ukraine in the same box as GB."